Instrumental Music

Stockdale Christian Band is under the direction of Mr. Gary Scudder, Mr. Scott Cross, and Mr. Brent Williams. If you are looking for an excellent music program to get your child started in music, you have come to the right place! We offer:

Beginning Band

Symphonic Band

Wind Ensemble (advanced band)

Jazz Band

We also offer private lessons for students.  For more information, you can stop by anytime, call us (661) 327-1353, or email us at

instrumental music staff

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Piano Studio

One of the things that make the SCS Piano Studio unique is that we offer 45 minute lessons, compared to a typical 30 minute lesson. We offer lessons convenient for all preferences, during or after school. We also offer lessons to homeschoolers! We teach all musical levels, Kindergarten through 8th grade.

In addition to traditional piano books, SCS uses their own piano curriculum. This curriculum focuses on rhythm, technique, ear training, and composition, among other things. Each spring the kids are taught how to compose their own song.

We offer two formal recitals each year, during the Christmas season and again in the spring. We also offer informal lunch recitals. During these types of recitals, the piano students bring a friend and play for each other. We also offer a piano field trip, where we travel to a nursing home, play for them and pass out cards that we make for them. 

For more information regarding pricing and other benefits offered, please pick up an information packet in the band room, email the bandroom (, or call the school office (661) 327-3927.

Because these are private lessons the signups are first come, first served. We are growing by leaps and bounds, so don’t hesitate to call today!

Chess Club

You are invited to participate in Chess Club, an experience of a lifetime that will expand the way your student thinks. The club will unlock the excitement, adventure, and beauty of one of the greatest games of all time! For more information contact the main school office at (661) 327-3927. Click here to download the application.

SCS Athletics

Stockdale Christian School offers a competitive athletics program for boys and girls in 5th - 8th grade. The Stockdale Christian School Crusaders

compete with public schools and other private schools in the Bakersfield area. In addition to training students to compete to the best of their ability

and how to function as a member of a winning team, the athletic program at SCS seeks to develop students spiritually, physically, mentally, socially,

and emotionally. The goals of SCS Athletics are to:

Realize the value of participation

Develop and improve Christian citizenship traits among the program’s participants

Strive to win fairly and with Christian integrity

Learn to lose with grace and humility

Build school-wide spirit

Athletic Schedules

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